Robert Gene “Bob” Roe

Robert Gene Roe, 81, of Cheyenne, formerly of Laramie, WY, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Life Care Center of Cheyenne. He was born October 6, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert Jesse and Dorothy Viola (nee Drullinger) Roe.

Robert “Bob” taught Marketing at the University of Wyoming for forty years and was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral.

He married Suzanne Carol Sanders on August 27, 1966 in Seattle, Washington.

Robert is survived by his wife, Suzanne of Cheyenne; his children, Heather Roe Day (Donald Day Jr.) of Cheyenne, WY, and Robert Kenneth Roe (Ann Fries-Roe) of Nampa, Idaho; and his three grandchildren.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral with the Very Reverend Stephen Askew, officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Greenhill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers friends may make a contribution to the University of Wyoming’s Department of Management and Marketing, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, and/or a charity of their choice.

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Condolences (12)

  • John Nutter

    To Suzanne and Heather, I enjoyed knowing and working on UW committees with Bob. He was creative, sensitive, and open minded, because he cared greatly about students.

  • Su Schultz

    To the Roe and Day Families, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Don and Su Schultz

  • Bruce Altschuler

    Dr Roe was my favorite professor while studying marketing in Laramie in the mid sixties. Sharp mind, always had time for us and made learning fun. Rest in peace and thanks for all your mentoring Bob, We need more educators like you!!

  • Thoro Constantinides

    I am sorry to hear of Prof. Roe's passing. He was always helpful to his students, and to we alumni when we came back to campus looking for good people to hire. Please accept my condolences.

  • Don and Karen Fries

    So sorry for your loss. Bob will foreverver remain in our hearts and with fond memories. Our Love to all.

  • Tim & Jackie Collins

    Suzanne & Family, We were so sorry to read of Bob's passing. We will always remember his smile and friendliness. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim & Jackie Collins

  • Jill M Collins

    Dear Mrs. Roe, Heather, and Rob - My deepest condolences to you all. Dr. Roe was an awesome professor, a great neighbor, and a wonderful person. May God be with each of you during this difficult time. Jill Collins

  • Anonymous

    When I arrived at the University in the fall of 1962 Dr. Roe was my student advisor. He remained my advisor through my 9 year quest for a degree in Business Administration. I went to school for a year then worked for a year yes, for 9 years. Every time I returned he would greet me with "You're back! Good to see you.!" I wasn't the best student, but Dr. Roe kept encouraging me and was there for my graduation in 1971. I tried to find him in Laramie three years ago and sent emails to thank him, but I don't think they reached him. I was going to Laramie this weekend to try again to find him and thank him. I'll always remember Bob for his help. Ricke Carlson, Class of 71

  • Shannon Solberg Stanfill

    Roe Family - Prayers to you all during this time. I had the privilege of taking classes from both Bob and Suzanne while at UW in the late 1980's and am so grateful for the genuine care and quality education that you both provided. You both made a difference in my life and my heart goes out to Suzanne and family at Bob's passing. Shannon Solberg Stanfill

  • Martie Harrison-Dumm

    To the Roe family - I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I knew Mr. Roe as a professor at UW and Mrs. Roe as a professor in Accounting too. Suzanne and Heather, I pray for your hearts to be healed and strength to manage through these difficult times. Love, Martie Harrison-Dumm

  • Penny Schenker

    Suzanne, I am sorry to see that Bob has passed. It has been a long time since we have seen each other but I just want you to know I am thinking of you at this sorrowful time. Penny Schenker

  • JAmes Willms

    Bob was a fine man and a wonderful marketing professor. My thoughts and prayers go to his family. Jim Willms